The national holiday on February 13 is named after Nikita Novgorodsky, Nikita the fireman.
National holiday on February 13 / photo REUTERS
On February 13, Christians celebrate the church holiday of Saint Nikita of Pechersky, a recluse of the Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra. He healed people with vision problems and blindness. The saint is considered a protector against lightning and fires, as well as eye diseases.
On February 13, a prayer is read to St. Nikita to protect homes from fires. They also pray to the saint for healing from eye diseases. This date is dangerous due to the increased probability of quarrels, conflicts and jealousy, so on February 13 it is important to be more lenient with your relatives.
What not to do on February 13
- You can’t play with fire, otherwise you will anger the saint.
- You should not lie on this day – the deception will definitely be revealed.
- A bad dream cannot be told to anyone, otherwise it will come true.
Weather signs on February 13
- Crows cry loudly – to a snowstorm.
- The firewood in the stove hisses loudly – until it warms up.
- If the birds dig in the snow, then there will be rain or sleet.
- A clear night promises sunny weather.